I’ve got quite confused sometimes hearing people accusing each other of giving fake accents.
Like someone being overseas (in the particular cases of being to US or UK) for a while and he/she starts to speak like the natives, he/she is said to be using a fake accent.
I’ve been in Singapore for 9 years and I’m certainly under some influence of how people here in Singapore speak; however, no one says I’m having a fake accent. They say I’m ‘localized’.
If a French speaks English with a Chinese accent (no racism intended here), I’m not sure if this case will be classified as a ‘fake accent’ or a ‘localized’ case.
Quite amused to think about it.